Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2005
This report is seventh in a regular series assessing progress in reducing poverty and social exclusion.
This report is built around a set of 50 indicators organised by age groups within the population. The analysis covers issues from income, work and education to health, housing and crime. The two major themes for this year's report are child poverty and disabled people.
The authors find that, while progress is being made on a range of indicators, substantial problems remain and there are large differences within the population. For example, poverty is falling for children and for pensioners but not for working age adults without dependent children, nor for disabled people. The findings raise a number of questions for policy including: how to achieve further reductions in child poverty, and the availability of adequately paid work for disabled people.
About this report
This report was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and written by Guy Palmer, Jane Carr, and Peter Kenway. The facts presented and views expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Foundation.